Bassam Sebti is the Global Editor of WorldBank.org. He manages the website's global editorial calendar and core website pages and blogs, as well as coordinating with social media and other digital products across the World Bank Group.
Prior to that, he managed the World Bank's Arabic web and social media channels from 2013 to 2017.
Before the World Bank, Sebti worked as a Senior Assignment Editor at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) where he edited, managed and assigned news articles for diyaruna.com (formerly Mawtani.com).
From 2008 to 2011, he was the Arabic editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet), a multilingual media training resources portal published by the Washington D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). He also worked on building ICFJ's online journalism training courses and assisted in running journalism training programs worldwide.
In his home country Iraq, he was a special correspondent for The Washington Post, where he covered the war and the political process from September 2003 to July 2006.
Sebti has a B.A. degree in English from Al-Turath University in Iraq and a M.A. degree in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph's University in the United States.